Metal Finishing News & Information



Anodizing Aluminum

Anodizing Aluminum for Medical Devices

Anodizing aluminum for medical components creates a durable and corrosive-resistant coating with aesthetic benefits.  Anodized aluminum is used to produce a wide range of medical instruments, devices, and parts such as stethoscopes, blood and laboratory processing, regulators, oxygen machinery, and hospital equipment. Many of the same qualities that make aluminum

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Industrial vacuum pump

Industrial Vacuum Pumps

A vacuum pump removes gas molecules from a sealed volume to leave behind a partial vacuum.  Nearly every industry today requires a vacuum pump for some type of operational process.  From pharmaceutical processing to electronics, pumps are crucial to manufacturing, extraction, and even medical procedures.  There are many different pump

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Electroless Nickel

Electroless Nickel and Other Nickel Finishes

Electroless nickel and other nickel finishes provide corrosion and wear resistance, appealing aesthetics and adhesion for subsequent processes. Nickel is a hard metal that is silvery-white in color with strength, ductility and resistance to heat and corrosion. Not many things are made of pure nickel; it is often used in

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Electropolishing and Passivation

Electropolishing and Passivation

Electropolishing and passivation are two of the most popular finishing methods for stainless steel. The two processes have some similarities, but there are clear differences between them. Although both employ chemical baths in their operations, electropolishing also incorporates the use of electrical current to remove microscopic surface layers of material

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Precision Cleaning

Precision Cleaning for Oxygen Service

As the third most abundant element in the universe, oxygen is used for combustion in processes such as welding and steel making, for biological activity including medical applications, wastewater countermeasures and sewage treatment systems. Oxygen is a high energy gas that readily oxidizes other materials and alone is not flammable

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Electropolishing Stainless

Electropolishing Stainless Steel & Other Metal Surfaces

What is Electropolishing? Electropolishing is an electro-chemical process performed primarily on stainless steel. It is similar to electroplating, but is anodic in nature, meaning it is exactly the reverse. During the process, metal is selectively removed under controlled conditions of temperature, amperes and time. Microscopic high points of the metal

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What is abrasive blasting

What is Abrasive Blasting?

Abrasive blasting is used by industries worldwide for multiple reasons, to remove surface coatings such as paint and contaminants, prepare surfaces for paint and coatings, strengthen metal surfaces and adhesion, clean rust and grease, and engrave stone.  Blasting equipment is used to shoot abrasive media against a surface under pressure

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Finishing Stainless Steel for Sanitary Applications

Finishing Stainless Steel for Sanitary Applications

With extensive combined knowledge and experience, we understand the regulated specification standards and technical requirements to achieve finished surfaces across many industries.  Contamination in the processing of ingestible and injectable pharmaceuticals can have devastating consequences.  That is why it is so critically important to produce and finish stainless steel equipment

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Metal Finishing Advice

Metal Finishing Advice

Metal Finishing Advice Overview – When you are trying to create a product with a particular appearance or specific features, we provide metal finishing advice to help you achieve the desired outcome. For just one product or part, the finishing process can be complicated and require a variety of techniques. 

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Pharmaceutical Engineering

Join Us at ISPE Boston 2019

Connecting the Life Sciences at ISPE Boston. The Product Show will be held at Gillette Stadium, Foxboro, MA on Wednesday, September 18, 2019.  As one of the 300+ exhibitors, we invite you to connect with us, gather insights from recognized industry experts, and have fun at the famous after party.

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